Subscribe now and receive weekly newsletters with educational materials, new courses, interesting posts, popular books, and much more!
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN
Among his generals, Churchill thought Alexander “the best we had.” Alex for his part was ever faithful, saying, “I can’t simply refuse Winston.”
Tags: Alan Brooke, Andrew Cunningham, Anzio, Baltische Landeswehr, Bernard Montgomery, Bradley Tolppanen, Dunkirk, Dwight Eisenhower, El Alamein, Erwin Rommel, George Patton, Gothic Line, Harold Alexander, Harrow School, Heinrich Von Vietinghoff, Latvia, Mark Clark, Monte Cassino, Viscount Gort, Winston S. Churchill,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
The Churchills, father and son, had close friendships with prominent, talented Jews. One was Nathaniel Mayer “Natty” Rothschild, First Baron Rothschild, head of the British branch of the famous banking family. He was the first Jewish member of the House of Lords. Another was Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, also of Jewish origin, though he became a Catholic in 1880. A renowned merchant banker and financier, Sir Ernest was young Winston’s mentor, financial consultant and lifelong friend.
Tags: Aswan Low Dam, Clementine Churchill, Edwina Mountbatten, Ernest Cassel, Frances Duchess of Marlborough, John Strange Spencer Churchill, King Edward VII, Lord Alfred Douglas, Lord Randolph Churchill, Marquess of Queensberry, Maurice de Hirsch, Mountbatten of Burma, Nathaniel “Natty” Rothschild, National Bank of Egypt, Oscar Wilde, Winston S. Churchill,
By DAVID STAFFORD
He died in 1965 and Clare followed him five years later. Their relationship has been side-lined or ignored by many biographers more interested in politics than in Churchill’s private life. But the bust made by the “Obstreperous Anarchist” forever stands in the hallway of Chartwell. It is mute testimony to a family friendship that endured through tempestuous times.
Tags: Clare Sheridan, Dardanelles, David Lloyd George, David Stafford, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Freddie Guest, Gallipoli, George Slocombe, Grigory Zinoviev, Ian Hamilton, Independent Labour Party, Kemal Ataturk, Lady Randolph Churchill, Leon Trotsky, Leonie Leslie, Lev Kamenev, Moreton Frewen, Vernon Kell, Vladimir Lenin, William Norman Ewer, William Sheridan, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD LANGWORTH
Only a statesman with the broad tolerance of Winston Churchill could laugh off Shaw’s politics while acknowledging his literary genius.
Tags: Abdication Crisis, George Bernard Shaw, Josef Stalin, King Edward VIII, Maxim Litvinov, Nancy Astor, Stanley Baldwin, Vladimir Lenin, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
It is a tribute to this book, and those who saw it into print, that a memory of two unforgettable spirits is so eloquently presented.
Tags: "history of the english-speaking peoples", Claire Boothe Luce, Daily Telegraph, Emery Reves, Guntis Ulmanis, Henry Luce, Houghton Mifflin, La Pausa, Lord Camrose, Martin Gilbert, Richard M. Langworth, Savrola, Wendy Reves, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Mannerheim stepped down as Commander-in-Chief in January 1945 and as Regent-President in March 1946, aged 78. No actions were taken against him by the West for having been Hitler’s ally for three years. Winston Churchill, and every other objective observer, recognized that he was the savior of his country. He acted at a time when Finland was intolerably squeezed between the two most evil and violent totalitarian dictatorships in history.
Tags: Anton Deniken, Arthur Balfour, Battle of Thermopylae, David Lloyd George, Finland, George Curzon, Harold Macmillan, Hubert Gough, Karl Gustav Mannerheim, Patrick Donner, Winston S. Churchill, Winter War,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
“For Nemon,” Rosenthal said, “Winston Churchill symbolized greatness of character as a bulwark against inhumanity. This was the mainspring of Nemon’s message, as expressed in the numerous busts and statutes of Churchill now in many lands.”
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANNEN
"I have forfeited a great deal. I have given up an office that I loved, work in which I was deeply interested, and a staff of which any man might be proud. I have given up associations in that work with my colleagues with whom I have maintained for many years the most harmonious relations, not only as colleagues but as friends. I have given up the privilege of serving as lieutenant to a leader whom I still regard with the deepest admiration and affection. I have ruined, perhaps, my political career. But that is a little matter; I have retained something which is to me of great value—I can still walk about the world with my head erect." - Duff Cooper, 1938
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Appeasement, Archibald Wavell, Douglas Haig, Harold Nicolson, J.L. Garvin, Lady Diana Cooper, Leopold Amery, Max Beaverbrook, Max Reinhardt, Munich Pact, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Law, Robert Boothby, Singapore, Talleyrand, The Other Club, Violet Bonham Carter, Walter Elliot, Winston S. Churchill,
By BRADLEY TOLPPANEN
Of all those appointed to his cabinet in May 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had known Leo Amery the longest—back to when they were schoolboys. Despite the longevity of their relationship, they were never very close. Rather, as Robert Rhodes James wrote, “there was always a deﬁnite restraint, a lack of warmth, a noticeable caution and reserve” between them. Nevertheless, Amery played a notable part in ensuring Churchill’s premiership.
Tags: Anschluss, Appeasement, Balfour Declaration, Bradley Tolppanen, David Lloyd George, Edward Heath, Harold Macmillan, Hitler, Indian Army, Julian Amery, Leopold Amery, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Winston S. Churchill,
By DAVID LOUGH
The editor of their correspondence reflects on his work, with insights into the supportive relationship between Churchill and his mother Jennie.
Tags: 5th Marquess of Salisbury, 7th Duke of Marlborough, David Lough, Elizabeth Everest, George Cornwallis-West, H.H. Kitchener, Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lord Randolph Churchill, Montagu Porch, My Early Life, Sandhurst, Winston S. Churchill,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
Churchill was a devotee of Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) the English poet, short-story writer and novelist, who in 1907 won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Kipling’s majestic novels of the old Empire struck a romantic chord in the young Winston. Later they studded his books and speeches.